Berlin Capital Program

ELIGIBILITY


The program is targeted at young professional journalists, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field OR Masters students in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university OR graduating seniors in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university.


Applicants must 

  • have U.S. citizenship and a valid U.S.-American passport
  • permanently reside in the U.S.
  • demonstrate relevant academic background and professional interests

DESCRIPTION

The Berlin Capital Program is administered annually by the German-American Fulbright Commission on behalf of the German Foreign Office, which provides the funds for the seminar. This intensive program invites 15 young American journalists and students of journalism to Germany to participate in a series of seminars, presentations, and visits to important German media and German political and cultural institutions. The one-week program is conducted in English. German language proficiency is not required. Through observation, discussion, and research, participants will experience first-hand the German capital city of Berlin, its vibrant and diverse culture, and its fascinating history.

NUMBER OF GRANTS

Up to 15 grants are available.

GRANT BENEFITS

Award benefits include program costs including hotel accommodation, round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, local transportation, health insurance coverage during the seminar and a smal incidental allowance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES

The application deadline for the 2014 Berlin Capital Program has expired. Information about the Berlin Capital Program 2015 will be announced on our website in the spring/summer of 2015.

Contact

Sonderprogramme
Special Programs
Email contact
Fulbright-Kommission
Lützowufer 26
10787 Berlin
Germany

Participants of the Berlin Capital Program 2010 at ARD - a German public television station.